Remembering a Pioneer: Exploring the Legacy of Dr. Lester Grinspoon

The Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries, are hosting an online event to honor Dr. Lester Grinspoon on Thursday, June 24, from 7-8:30 p.m. The event, a conversation among experts and activists mentored and inspired by the late Dr. Grinspoon, will focus on his life, activism and work, including his groundbreaking research on cannabis use, psychedelics and other drugs, in the 50th-anniversary year of his book “Marihuana Reconsidered.”

This free virtual event, on what would have been Dr. Grinspoon’s 93rd birthday, will formally launch a campaign to raise funds to process and digitize the Lester Grinspoon Papers, one of the major collections related to drug policy and social change held in Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries.

The event, which is a prelude to a larger event scheduled for June 24, 2022, will feature an expert group of people who knew Grinspoon and drew inspiration from him.

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